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Turkey

Official Title:
Republic of Turkey


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Turkey
Year Exports Imports
2015 $1,126,698,818 $1,293,529,682
2016 $1,152,524,216 $1,367,795,970
2017 $1,265,362,637 $1,785,659,958
2018 $1,329,334,428 $2,337,337,043
2019 $1,617,828,341 $1,964,204,397
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Turkey
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $13,990,250 $6,577,950
02 Veg. Prod. $318,924,567 $163,899,934
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $864,786 $4,486,009
04 Food Prod. $6,887,955 $75,861,023
05 Mineral Prod. $302,546,959 $23,609,667
06 Chemical Prod. $31,272,355 $96,893,960
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,429,776 $58,157,742
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,979,065 $9,314,441
09 Wood Prod. $1,865,159 $20,915,374
10 Paper Prod. $39,944,395 $2,924,328
11 Textiles Prod. $2,302,953 $380,851,880
12 Dress Access. $24,731 $7,571,545
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,710,963 $82,951,663
14 Precious Metals/stones $311,387 $30,792,499
15 Base Metal Prod. $194,757,465 $377,458,402
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $130,822,116 $299,615,781
17 Vehicles and Equip. $381,196,954 $282,665,925
18 Specialized Inst. $161,016,601 $8,645,875
19 Arms & Ammunition $2,050,142 $14,709,555
20 Misc. Articles $921,836 $15,559,974
21 Antiques $27,035 $316,179

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 82.00
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.81 New Lira (TRY) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: October 29, Proclamation of the Republic (1923)
Language(s): Turkish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral with a 600 seat Grand National Assembly. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 81 provinces. Governing party: People’s Alliance [Coalition of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Great Unity Party (BBP)].

Head of State:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Head of Government:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AKP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mevlüt Çavusoglu (AKP)
Treasury and Finance: Berat Albayrak (AKP)
Defence: Hulusi Akar

Main Political Parties:
People’s Alliance [Coalition of Justice and Development Party (AKP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Great Unity Party (BBP)]; Nation Alliance [Republican People’s Party (CHP), Good Party (IYI), Felicity Party (SP), Democratic Party (DP)]; Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP); Turkish Workers’ Party (TIP). Grand National Assembly: AKP (290), CHP (139), HDP (62), MHP (49), IYI (39), SP (2), TIP (2), DP (1), BBP (1), Independents (4). 11 Seats vacant.

Elections:
President and Grand National Assembly : 5-year term. Presidential and legislative votes held simultaneously in general elections. Next: 2023.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 995.36 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 12,137.96 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.57 1.83
Inflation: (%) 16.33 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 10.96 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $1,617,828,341
Canadian imports from country: $1,964,204,397
FDI in Canada (2018): $(2) million
CDI in country (2018): $596 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kerim Uras

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Jamal Khokhar


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16